Tropicália 2017 Preview

What a beautiful way to bring the people together with not only super good music but.. Free tacos? Yo honestly that is incredibly thoughtful and creates a unique environment for this music festival. Free tacos with a music festival is unheard of, for me anyway. A huge shout out to the host of this exciting event, Felicia Esparza! Shockingly, that is not even the best reason to attend the Los Angeles event.
These artists are so scattered on the spectrum, but all with something that brings a good ear and heart on in. Seeing this line up made me feel that this event would be incredibly diverse and filled with very very excited, enthusiastic music lovers. How wide the range of music is is like proof that this event will be a winner– especially for Tropicalia showing its face around for the first time. Some of the artists have truly caught my attention, and I immediately saw that this was an event I needed to go to. Here are a few varying artists that will give you a clue as to what sorts of sounds and vibrations to expect at upcoming, Tropicália 2017:


Marcel Everett (born October 31, 1995), better known as XXYYXX, is an electronic musician and record producer from Orlando, Florida, formerly signed to the label Relief in Abstract. His style is likened to Clams Casino, Zomby, Burial, James Blake and The Weeknd (before he went all weird and pop and mainstream on us). His musical influences includes Lapalux, Star Slinger, Disclosure and Shlohmo.



He is most notable for gaining prominence within the indie music culture late 2013. His deep bass and scenic melodies give me real beach goth-y vibes. Everett gained prominence within the indie music culture in late 2013. Everett has remixed for artists such as Tinashe and Usher.In 2014, he created the song “What We Want” for the video game Grand Theft Auto V. This song was included for the expanded soundtrack that was a part of the re-release of the game on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 systems. He headlined the San Francisco Noise Pop Festival in February 2013.
In 2015, Everett released the single “Red”, about which he commented that “I was trying to express a feeling, and I got that more effectively”. He will be an artist performing at upcoming, Tropicalia

Los Tigres del Norte



Los Tigres del Norte (English: The Tigers of the North) is a norteño group based in San Jose, California, with origins in Rosa Morada, Mocorito, Sinaloa, Mexico. The group was started by Jorge Hernandez, his brothers, and his cousins. They then began recording after moving to San Jose, California in the late 1960s, when all the members were still in their teens.[1] They were sponsored by a local record company, Discos Fama, owned by an Englishman named Art Walker, who took them under his wing and helped them find jobs and material, as well as recording all of their early albums.
In norteño/conjunto form (a style featuring accordion that originated along the Texas border region), Los Tigres del Norte have been able to portray “real life” in a manner that strikes a chord with people across the Americas. Many of their most popular songs consist of tales or corridos about life, love, and the struggle to survive in an imperfect world. They regularly touch on the subject of narcotics and illegal immigration, but they have also shared stories of love and betrayal between a man and a woman. Together, the band and its public has turned norteño music into an international genre. The band has modernized the music, infusing it with bolero, cumbia, rock rhythms, waltzes, as well as effects of machine guns and sirens integrated with the music.

King Krule

Archy Ivan Marshall (born August 24th 1994), also known by his stage name King Krule, is a singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and musician from London, England, UK. He began recording music in 2010 under the moniker Zoo Kid. The following year he adopted his present name. He has released several EPs, and his debut full-length album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, came out in 2013 to positive reviews. His music blends elements of punk jazz with hip hop, darkwave and trip hop.Many reviewers and journalists have noted King Krule’s unusual transcendence and appropriation of disparate genres. His music has been described mainly with jazz derivatives such as punk jazz and jazz fusion, but also as darkwave, post-punk, and hip hop.Writers have also noted elements of trip hop, jazz rap, and dub in individual songs of his. Jason Lymangrover of Allmusic states that his songs are mainly in the form of ballads with major seventh chords, but by contrast there is also a “grittiness” to Archy’s voice and persona, portraying him as “the type of kid who would be quick to throw a punch without asking questions.”
His music has been likened to Morrissey and Edwyn Collins. He is inspired by disparate influences such as Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Fela Kuti, J Dilla, Billy Bragg and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra





Aika Eden

October 24th, 2017

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